Pittsburgh Half Marathon Recap with GNC

Running after giving birth wasn’t the most comfortable thing at first. I was nervous early on that I made a mistake accepting this challenge, but within a couple weeks, my doubts disappeared.  I thrive on challenges and stick to plans if I have deadlines. A race is the best deadline to get in shape I […]

Video: How I feel about running 13.1 miles 16 weeks postpartum this weekend

So you wanna run a destination half marathon 16 weeks after giving birth? Sounds like a great idea to get back in shape but be prepared for a few obstacles. Flying with an almost 4 month old has been keeping me up at night. I’m about to embark on my first work trip since having […]

Vegan Salted Caramel Smoothie Recipe

I was always a caramel person over hot fudge. When salted caramel desserts became a thing, I was obsessed with all of them. Why is it that adding just a little bit of salt made caramel so much cooler? I’m not sure why I waited so long to make a healthy salted caramel treat but […]

Mommy and Me Workout + Half Marathon Training Update

This past weekend, I was able to run 8.5 miles on Saturday. This was a huge accomplishment and also accidental. GNC has been supporting my half marathon training and it’s paying off. I wanted to run between 7 and 8 miles but took a longer loop and had to run an extra half mile. This […]

Half Marathon Training Update + My Long Run Breakfast Recipe Video

Last week, I went to two different classes that had child care for little ones like Tommy. It was awesome but that means, I wasn’t running. Since I either need to wake up before Nick goes to work (and pump before I leave) and run in the dark or go after work when it’s time […]

My Postpartum Wellness Routine

So I’ve told you that I can exercise and that I’m running a half marathon May 1st with GNC in Pittsburgh but what am I doing to actually train???? I’m starting my half marathon training on the bike. I took a spin class last Saturday and another class this morning. I’m easing slowly back into […]

My Postpartum Fitness Goal

When I first was asked to run the half marathon in San Francisco at 29 weeks pregnant, I googled every possible ‘running + pregnant + third trimester’ phrase. Then asked my doctor. I know it should have been the other way around. I completed the race, Tommy and Mommy were OK and the internet haters […]

Food In My Belly

Someone on YouTube asked me to post a video on what I eat in a typical day. I have tried to do this here on my blog but find it difficult to keep up. Similarly, I have trouble writing down what I eat. I get hungry, I eat. I forget to take a picture in […]

New Yummy Protein Powder For Your Pancakes!

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One of the most frequently asked questions I get is what kind of protein powder I use. I have a few requirements of my protein powders but other than that, I am always game for trying a new brand and/or flavor. I’ve uploaded videos in past citing my requirements. Recently, I reviewed the Vanilla and […]